Friday, April 24, 2015

Help on the way

Thanks to the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, some pretty amazing help is on the way to Lincoln, in the form of  LUCAS automated chest compression devices. This machine essentially takes over the CPR chest compressions, delivering consistent compressions far more effectively than even a well-trained  human rescuer could sustain.

The Trust is funding hundreds of these devices for hospitals and EMS services across Nebraska. Lincoln Fire & Rescue will be receiving six--enough to equip each of our front line ambulances. We have been field-testing a LUCAS device for the past several months, and our EMS supervisors have developed techniques for quickly applying the device, which has been deployed over 70 times.

The LUCAS device is a life saver, no question about it. Check out the video to see how it is going to help our community of providers deliver remarkable care to patients:


Anonymous said...

That video is way too long to watch. Vote Stebbing.

Anonymous said...